About a month ago I noticed something a little odd about a Jem10 case I had but couldn't put my finger on it, it's the case for #38. Then last week I recieved another 10th in trade (#263) and it instantly became clear. The case for #38 wasn't the traditional Jem case layout, keyed locks on each end and a latch in the center, no combination lock. #263 was 'normal' of course, combination lock in the center and latches on each end. Strange, then I realized the layout for #38 was exactly the same as a Chromeboy case! Nope, it's got black interior and the non-sewn-in shroud. I put them side by side to investigate further and bingo, the plaques are different. Not only different, check it out
The first is MISSPELLED!! The Anniversay case! LOL There are many other differences on the plaques as you can also see, the font styles, the heavier black, the additional scrolling, and 1 is set on with screws, the other rivets. WTF have we got here?!?! I dropped a line to Glen and Kev just to give them a laugh, at the time thinking it was a Chromeboy case with a fake plaque. Saturday I had called Kev about something completely different and we got to talking about the case. He said that his old case that he traded to Gabe had the same lock layout and also had the non-sewn-in shroud, but of course didn't have a misspelled plaque! (We all know Kev! LOL) So I dropped Gabe a note just to ask and he sent a link to Jemfest.com which has a pic of his case. Check the spelling!!
Hmmmmm LOL Conclusion? This was the original case for #52, mine is #38. Evidently the first batch of cases that came in were all like this. Either these just slipped out before someone noticed or they just HAD to ship 10ths to screaming dealers and let them go. Either way, they obviously redesigned the plaque to correct the mistake, but oddly enough the case also transforms into a Jem 'style' case also. I have no idea where the break point is # wise, but we know up to at least #52 we can expect a curiosity!!! :rotf: